I did not realize how truly important it was for the children to be outdoors. I found that it was very interesting how much being in the outdoors was truly important. my daycare kids go outside each day for a little over an hour. They have many toys to play with, but I am finding that I need more natural items instead of the plastic variety. I will need to call my local arbor places and other locations and see what they have to offer so that I can update my outdoor play area. I appreciate all of the reading materials that have a wealth of information regarding the importance of outdoor play. I am learning something new each day!